Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory-Meet Detective Conan In Tottori!

Detective Conan is a series loved by people in 25 countries and regions around the world. At places such as Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory and Conan’s House Beika Shopping Street, you can enjoy the series in Gosho Aoyama’s hometown of Hokueicho in Tottori.

Do you know “Detective Conan”? It’s a story about an elementary first-grade boy who solves difficult cases one after another using various inventions.

The detective manga series “Detective Conan” began its serialization in Japan in 1994, followed by the beginning of its broadcast as an anime in 1996. The series gained popularity among various generations for its breathtaking tricks, unique characters like its protagonist Conan Edogawa, and the thrilling struggle against the mysterious “Black Organization”.

Even now, over 20 years since the series’ debut, the serialization of the manga and broadcast of the anime are still ongoing. Additionally, the series has gained fans from all over the world with the manga being translated and sold in 25 countries and regions around the world while the anime is broadcast in 40 countries worldwide.

Enjoy Detective Conan at the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory!
  • A Popular Spot Visited by Detective Conan Fans from Around the World

    Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory, located a 20-minute walk from JR Yura Station (Conan Station), is an especially popular tourist attraction in Hokuei. Here, there are various fun devices for you to enjoy the world of “Detective Conan.” Thanks to overseas visitors being able to fully enjoy the factory with support available in English, Korean, and traditional Chinese, many people from around the world have come here since its establishment in 2007. Photo courtesy of GOSHO AOYAMA/SHOGAKUKAN
  • You Can Even See Original Drafts!

    It is rumored that Mr. Gosho Aoyama, believe it or not, works on three to four hours of sleep on a regular basis to serialize “Detective Conan”. In the factory, there is a corner that has recreated his work desk. Through this corner you can sense his passion towards his work. Photo courtesy of GOSHO AOYAMA/SHOGAKUKAN
  • Try Out Hiroshi Agasa’s Inventions

    Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory’s greatest charm is the fact that you can experience the various inventions developed by Hiroshi Agasa, a character that appears in the series, for yourself. Here is the Turbo Engine Skateboard that Conan uses when pursuing criminals. Once you get on, you can enjoy the feeling of being a detective pursuing criminals. Photo courtesy of GOSHO AOYAMA/SHOGAKUKAN
  • Where It All Began! The “Detective Conan” Chapter One Projection Mapping

    A projection mapping recreating the first chapter of the manga is shown at the end of the exhibit. Enjoy the story that triggered the start of the battle with the Black Organization through this large, impressive screen show. “Detective Conan” has been made into 21 animated films as of November 2017. You can also view a catalog of the posters of the movies that have been released until now at the factory. There also appears to be many overseas visitors that frequent the factory because of its limited-time exhibits. Photo courtesy of GOSHO AOYAMA/SHOGAKUKAN
  • Complete With Souvenirs! You Can Buy a Camel-Riding Conan Doll!

    A souvenir shop is also located next to the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory. One particularly popular item here are the magnets that feature the “Detective Conan” characters. They’re perfect to give to your friends and family after your trip. Photo courtesy of GOSHO AOYAMA/SHOGAKUKAN
  • Conan’s House Beika Shopping Street: Stop for a Break and Souvenirs

    You will find Conan’s House Beika Shopping Street when you walk about ten minutes from the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory in the direction of JR Yura Station. Here, you’ll find Porlo Coffee, a recreation of the café that appears in the series, Conan’s House Bakery, where you can enjoy fresh bread and coffee, CONAN GELATO, where you can taste gelato made using locally grown fruits, and the souvenir Conan Department Store. Photo courtesy of GOSHO AOYAMA/SHOGAKUKAN

Basic Info

1414 Yurashuku, Hokuei-cho, Touhaku District, Tottori
TEL 0858-37-5389
URL https://www.gamf.jp/english/
Hours of
9:30AM-5:30PM (last entrance 30 minutes before closing); open every day
Fees 700 yen; teens 500 yen; children 300 yen (Foreign passport discount available for groups of ten or more: Adults 350 per person, teens 250, children 150 with ID)
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